Articles about Google Plus

Google Plus, colloquially referred to as G+ is a now-defunct social network that was owned and operated by the search giant Google. It was unveiled in June 2011 to rival Facebook and other social media platforms by leveraging its ties to Google’s ecosystem products such as Drive and YouTube. The platform experienced strong growth in its initial years with creators flocking to the platform but user interest dwindled. Additionally, flawed software design allowed third-party developers to access users’ personal information. Due to this and low engagement, the Google+ developer API was shuttered in March 2019. The consumer-facing product met its end the next month on April 2, 2019. Google Enterprise customers could continue using G+ as “Google+ for G Suite” until they too were compelled to transition to Google Currents. In the subsequent months, Google allowed G+ users to download their G+ content including events, posts, and account logs before they were permanently deleted from Google servers. Associated Google services such as Drive and YouTube remained unaffected by the discontinuation of G+.

Google might owe you $12 cash settlement: How to claim

05 Aug 2020

Technology
Google might owe you $12 cash settlement: How to claim

If you ever used Google+, the now-dead social networking service launched by Google to take on Facebook, you might be entitled to a $12 cash settlement from the internet giant.

This is the graveyard for all 'dead' Google products

27 Mar 2019

Technology
This is the graveyard for all 'dead' Google products

Being one of the biggest tech giants in the world, Google keeps on experimenting with different products and services.

#ThatWas2018: Several highs, but lots to learn for Google

31 Dec 2018

Technology
#ThatWas2018: Several highs, but lots to learn for Google

Google has evolved from a search platform into a full-fledged ecosystem.

Twitter alerts users about 'unusual' leak, suspects state-sponsored attack

18 Dec 2018

Technology
Twitter alerts users about 'unusual' leak, suspects state-sponsored attack

After Facebook and Google+, popular microblogging platform Twitter has also disclosed an 'unusual' bug.

#GoogleHearing: Interesting revelations by CEO Sundar Pichai during Congressional hearing

13 Dec 2018

World
#GoogleHearing: Interesting revelations by CEO Sundar Pichai during Congressional hearing

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently testified before the US Congress on the tech giant's use of consumer data and was grilled on a range of issues.

Sundar Pichai's Congressional hearing: 5 questions US lawmakers could ask

11 Dec 2018

Business
Sundar Pichai's Congressional hearing: 5 questions US lawmakers could ask

After failing to testify at September's Senate Intelligence Committee, Google CEO Sundar Pichai is finally set to appear before US lawmakers.

Google+ leaks over 50 million users' data, shutting early now

11 Dec 2018

Technology
Google+ leaks over 50 million users' data, shutting early now

Google's failed social media service Google+ has suffered another data leak.

Google+ shuts down after massive data exposure of 500,000 users

09 Oct 2018

Technology
Google+ shuts down after massive data exposure of 500,000 users

Google has announced that its dedicate social media service, Google+, will be shutting owing to a major data exposure.

Google secretly building social-gaming start-up Arcade

03 May 2018

Technology
Google secretly building social-gaming start-up Arcade

Google is reportedly building a social-gaming start-up called Arcade that will be "focused on mobile gaming with friends."

Social media platforms, once popular but now forgotten

24 Mar 2017

Technology
Social media platforms, once popular but now forgotten

There is hardly anybody one knows, who is not on a social media platform.